Rapper Ty, 47, dies of complications from coronavirus | New


A British rapper nominated for the Mercury Prize is among the last victims of the coronavirus.

Ty, 47, was hospitalized last month but died Thursday after contracting pneumonia. He was infected earlier this year and a fundraising page created last month said he had been placed in a medical coma.

Nigerian-British musician, born Ben Chijioke, was nominated in 2004 for a Mercury Prize for his second album To the top.

Music stars paid tribute on social media. Roots Manuva wrote, “Rest my brother. You did well, ”and Ghetts posted,“ Ty flies high, brother. ”

A six-week-old baby who died after being tested positive for coronavirus is the youngest known victim of Covid-19 in Britain. NHS England figures Thursday


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